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Washing machine upstairs

Postby DIYLandlord » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:57 am

For various reasons I want to move the washing maching upstairs, but am worried about the vibration - especially as it will be in a cupboard next to the bathroom and I do not want all the tiles shaken off. Is there a good way to do this? Anyone know of a good anti-vibration product that would kill any vibration? Or is this just a bad idea?
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Postby plumbbob » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:01 am

It's been done before without problems and if you think about it many houses have suspended downstairs floors with working washing machines.

Placing it on a concrete slab next to a wall may reduce the noise, but other than that there is little else one can do to reduce the vibration.
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Postby htg engineer » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:45 pm

Can't see it causing any damage you have washing machines in flats, it may be noisy downstairs. I bought a Hotpoint ultra quiet washing machine - and it is ultra quiet - may be worth spending the extra.

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